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Kevin Counihan, CEO of, was on the hot seat in front of a Congressional committee hearing Thursday.

Burwell presses Congress for more ONC, precision medicine funding

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Thursday lobbied for a big boost in funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the National Institutes of Health and the president's Precision Medicine Initiative at a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health.

More physicians reach 'boiling point,' seek help for impairment

Physician health programs across the country have been busier in recent years treating doctors for problems such as substance abuse, impairment, physical illness and burnout. In part, the increase is due to an effect similar to global warming, Steven Adelman, M.D., a psychiatrist, addiction medicine physician, and director of Massachusetts Physician Health Services, told  Medscape.

3 recommendations for HHS payment reform

As part of its shift from fee-for-service to the value-based payment model, the Department of Health and Human Services should focus on bundled payments, cancer treatment and improving the accountable care organization model. argues a new opinion piece by healthcare economist Ezekiel Emanuel and colleagues for the Center for American Progress.

Superbug killed 29,000 people in U.S. in 2011

The antibiotic-resistant superbug  Clostridium difficile  was responsible for nearly half a million infections and about 29,000 deaths in 2011, according to a new study published in the  New England Journal of Medicine.

King v. Burwell: Implications of federalism could save Obama administration's case

With one week to go until the Supreme Court hears oral arguments regarding  the federal subsidies case of  King v. Burwell, the tug-of-war between the Obama administration and opponents of the Affordable Care Act rages on. But a new argument has surfaced that could be the saving grace for the administration.

OIG to investigate subsidies, security of insurance exchanges

The Office of Inspector General is planning to beef up its oversight of the Affordable Care Act, keeping a close eye on subsidies and how the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services protects individuals' personal information, according to an OIG report.

RAC appeals overburden hospitals

The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program's investigations into potential overpayments overtaxes hospitals, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

CMS: 81 percent of initial ICD-10 test claims accepted

Of nearly 15,000 test claims received by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid for the first round of end-to-end ICD-10 testing, 81 percent were accepted, according to statistics revealed by the agency Wednesday.

Healthcare system prepared to handle increased coverage

Increased insurance coverage rates under the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to overwhelm healthcare services, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.